Monday Motivations; I’m Not Special

Good morning friends. I am back after a long week during which the perfect storm of stressful life events and a deadline conspired to keep me from meaningfully blogging, or even thinking about anything extraneous.

While last week may be an outlier in terms of demand on my time and attention, it got me thinking yet again about the difficulty of balancing a writing career with, well, everything else.

Because it seems impossible and yet, empirically, it is not. Plenty of other writers have found a way to have a day job, fulfill familial obligations, and write. Even my hope to maintain my freelance writing whilst working on personal passion projects is not unique to me.

So, if all those other writers can do it, why not me? What do they have that I don’t?

Under normal circumstances I would consider thoughts like these counterproductive. Comparing another author’s success to my own (or lack thereof as it were) is a recipe that the anxiety brain simply salivates over.

That being said, I need to know that it’s possible. I need to look to those who came before and realize that they too had to struggle with balancing their checkbook of time, and that if they did it so can I.

My struggles aren’t special, and they sure as hell aren’t an excuse to give up.

That’s my motivation this week.

Until next time friends!

Kerry Share

3 thoughts on “Monday Motivations; I’m Not Special

  1. I like your attitude! It seems like you have a lot of writing to do, because you write for your job as well as your blog. Well, I know it doesn’t quite compare, but when I have a lot of writing for my school assignments I have hard time thinking of blog posts. So you’re definitely not alone 🙂

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    1. Kerry Share

      I don’t expect it’ll always be this easy to take inspiration from other people’s success, but right now, when it feels so impossible to get Everything Done, just knowing that’s been done before is a massive help. Good luck with your own writing! Somehow we’ll figure it out, right?

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